Footplate Adventures

Make a dream come true

Footplate Adventures poster A4-poster

If you or someone you know has always dreamt of driving a train, then the Gwili Railway can make that dream come true.

The Gwili Steam Railway is pleased to offer a range of Footplate Adventures for the railway enthusiast driving a steam locomotive or a diesel unit.

This is an adventure into the glory days of our railways allowing you to experience what it was like to pull a passenger train along a country branch line.



Full Day Steam Adventure £350

New! Taster Steam Adventure £95

New! Half Day Diesel Railcar Adventure in our Scenic Explorer £200

Click on the links above for more information and 2016 dates.


2017 Footplate Adventure Provisional Dates

Saturday 4th March - Taster Steam
Saturday 11th March - DMU
Saturday 25th March - Full Day Steam
Saturday 20th May - Full Day Steam
Friday 16th June - Taster Steam
Saturday 17th June - Full Day Steam
Saturday 16th September -Full Day Steam
Saturday 30th September - Full Day Steam
Saturday 14th October - DMU

Perfect present for the train mad person in your life

These make ideal gifts from family for those special occasions: Father's Day, Christmas, Anniversaries, significant birthdays and retirement. Open to over 18 years.

Sample Full day Steam Adventure Voucher

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Money no object? Tailor Made Footplate Adventure

By special arrangement you can have your very own tailor made Driver Experience when the Railway will operate just for you. Plan the day with our Driver Experience Co-ordinator to plan your perfect day at the railway. Prices start from £1500, please enquire in the office for more details.

Email the office. Phone the office 01267 238213


Passengers are carried subject to the Conditions of Carriage of the Company. Whilst every effort will be made to maintain the advertised services the Company does not guarantee that trains will depart or arrive at the times shown. For operational reasons it may be necessary to substitute a diesel locomotive for steam at short notice. In exceptional circumstances it may be necessary to cancel services. The Company can accept no liability for any loss, inconvenience or delay that results from any changes to advertised services. Information correct at time of publishing.


Gwili Steam Railway, Bronwydd Arms Station, Bronwydd Arms, Carmarthen, SA33 6HT. Tel (01267) 238213 (Mon-Fri-10am-4pm)